The health benefits for breastfeeding should be enough to motivate new moms to make the commitment (and there are too many health benefits to cover that are lifelong for both mom and child), but sometimes that isn't enough. Instant gratification is a great motivator and you should know that breastfeeding helps lose baby weight!
John Travolta's wife is just one more mom who chose to breastfeed their new baby boy Benjamin - they sooo stole that name from me! ;) and his wife Kelly Preston states that breastfeeding "really is the secret" to losing that baby weight!
Check out the People article here.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In an interesting article about American cow milk being banned in Eurpoe and Canada, I had to include this quote:
This is natural too: A cow feeding her calf.
"Don't drink your milk: New Frightening Medical Facts About the World's Most Overrated Nutrient" by Frank A Oski.
You can find plenty of information on the web too:
Processing is the problem
Milk: Does it really do a body good?
If you've just gotta have that cow breast milk you might want to do some research on RAW cow milk, which is becomming a movement to shift gears and go back to how we use to drink milk - before lactose intolerant and milk allergies ever existed. You can read more about the benefits of Raw milk at:
Discovering Raw Milk
Should you drink raw, aka "real" cow milk?
Upon my research into raw milk, I was shocked to learn that there is actually a legal battle with the FDA over whether or not farmers should legally be allowed to sell raw milk! I haven't spent enough time researching the legal aspect of purchasing and consuming raw milk, but apparently the FDA claims we have "no natural right to food" and I'm beginning to question if money really is at the root of why a time old tradition like selling fresh, raw cow milk is being made illegal. Similarly, a nursing mother cannot sell her breastmilk or receive money for it. She can only donate it to a breast bank that can then charge a very high price to sell it to mothers in need.
WHY? I encourage everyone to ask this question in regard to everything. Be like our kids who want to understand why? why? and WHY? What? is another question we need to be considering. What kind of future are we creating here? A generation of women who don't understand the benefits of breastfeeding, who aren't taught / supported how to do it, and are persuaded into artificial baby food. Why are we creating a world where modified (or not) cows feed our human babies? It looks like we are heading toward becomming a society where farmers can no longer sell fresh produce, dairy or livestock too. WHY?
What a sad, scary world we are creating for our kids.
I found too many cartoons to go along with today's post and here's a few: